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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie shows counterclockwise atmospheric motion around Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during seven separate rotations of Jupiter between Oct. 1 and Oct. 5, 2000.
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The view is of the opposite side of the planet from Jupiter's Great Red Spot as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Processed Movie of Zonal Jets Animation Icon
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Wind-blown clouds and haze high in Saturn's atmosphere are captured in this image taken by NASA's Cassini narrow angle camera in February 2004.
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft piercing vision reveals a never-before-seen level of detail on Titan's surface as the moon executes nearly one complete rotation under the spacecraft's watchful gaze.
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As Titan Turns Animation Icon
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sighted the tiny moon Atlas, which is seen here for the first time since Voyager 1 flew past Saturn in 1980.
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Atlas Found! Animation Icon
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This image of Saturn's southern hemisphere taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft cameras shows a banded appearance due to winds, as well as dark cyclonic ovals.
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Saturn Movie Animation Icon
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sighted tiny Pan, a body only 20 kilometers (12 miles) across. Pan is responsible for parting the Encke Gap in Saturn's outer A ring.
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Pan Found! Animation Icon
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This image of Saturn's southern hemisphere taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft cameras shows a banded appearance due to winds, as well as dark cyclonic ovals.
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Saturn Movie Close-Up Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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A small new found object, temporarily designated S/2004 S 3, has been seen orbiting Saturn's outer F ring. This is a frame from a movie sequence of 18 images taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft narrow angle camera on June 21, 2004.
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New Object in F ring Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Zigzagging kinks and knots dance around Saturn in this frame from a movie of the F ring from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Tilt and Whirl Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie, showing six of Saturn's small ring-region moons as they raced around the planet, was made from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 15, 2004.
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Race of the Moons Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-03 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Mimas, a little moon of Saturn with a big crater, is the star of this image, a frame from a movie consisting of 37 individual frames taken over 20 minutes, while NASA's Cassini spacecraft remained sharply pointed at the icy worldlet.
PIA06198:
Mimas On the Move Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-03 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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In this frame from a movie, NASA's Cassini spacecraft pointed its cameras toward Saturn's moon Dione to witness its distant sibling moon Rhea briefly pass behind in a series of 32 individual frames taken over 17 minutes.
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Cassini's Private Eclipse Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-21 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's icy, impact-riddled moon Mimas slips briefly in front of Saturn's moon Janus in this frame from a movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Mimas Occults Janus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's celestial sleuthing has paid off with this time-lapse series of images which confirmed earlier suspicions that a small moon was orbiting within the narrow Keeler gap of Saturn's rings.
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Discovery of the Wavemaker (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Although it is far too cold for blossoming flowers, summer does bring storm clouds and presumably rain to Titan's south polar region, as shown in the image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Clouds in the Distance Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-11 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie sequence provides the record of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's first close brush with Hyperion, Saturn's chaotically tumbling moon.
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Encountering Hyperion (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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As it swooped past the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus on July 14, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired increasingly high-resolution views of this puzzling ice world.
PIA06253:
Zooming In On Enceladus (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-05 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie was made of narrow-angle images taken over a period of seven hours during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's close encounter with Saturn's moon Mimas on Aug. 2, 2005.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie sequence from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows dark drapes in the inner strands of Saturn's F ring caused by the gravitational influence of the shepherd moon Prometheus (102 kilometers, or 63 miles across).
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Shaping the Drapes Animation Icon
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A solitary clump-like feature in Saturn's F ring orbits past in this frame from a movie sequence made from NASA's Cassini images.
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Unidentified F Ring Objects Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-01 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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This brief movie catches Saturn's moon Tethys partially occulting the moon Dione. Images in this frame from a movie sequence were taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 11, 2005.
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Tethys Meets Dione (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Jets of icy particles burst from Saturn's moon Enceladus in this brief movie sequence of four images taken on Nov. 27, 2005. The discovery of active eruptions on a third outer solar system body is one of the great highlights of NASA's Cassini mission.
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Enceladus Plume Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's two-faced moon tilts and rotates for NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this mesmerizing image acquired during the spacecraft's close encounter with Iapetus on Nov. 12, 2005.
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Iapetus Spins and Tilts Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from an animation show two crescent moons dance around Saturn as far-off Dione slips behind its
sibling moon Rhea. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view on Dec. 5, 2005.
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Rhea Eclipses Dione (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-03 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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The tumbling and irregularly shaped moon Hyperion rotates away from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this image taken during a 

distant encounter on Dec. 23, 2005. Hyperion (174 miles across) is covered with closely packed and deeply etched pits.
PIA07683:
Rough and Tumble Hyperion (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie shows a bright arc of material flashing around the edge of Saturn's G ring, a tenuous ring outside the main ring system. The images were acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on April 25, 2006.
PIA07805:
Persistent Arc Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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Three of Saturn's moons swim past in this frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These sequences, called mutual events, are useful for refining scientists' understanding the orbits of the moons.
PIA07802:
Staying with Epimetheus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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In a silent orbital ballet, Saturn's crater-covered moon Rhea slips between the moons Mimas and Enceladus. The movie was created using 59 clear-filter images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera over a period of about 40 minutes.
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The Silent Spheres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moons Janus and Epimetheus are captured swinging around Saturn's rings and past Dione in this frame from a movie sequence from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Three Moons Meet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's small, walnut-shaped moon, Pan, embedded in the planet's rings, coasts along in this frame from a movie clip from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Cruising with Pan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Prometheus zooms across NASA's Cassini spacecraft's field of view, attended by faint streamers and deep gores in the F ring. This frame from a movie sequence of five images shows the F ring shepherd moon shaping the ring's inner edge.
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The Ring Sculptor Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is of Saturn's G ring over a full orbital revolution captures its single bright arc on the ring's inner edge.
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Rounding the Corner Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches Saturn's moon Janus and Epimetheus in their orbital dance as the F ring slides out of view.
PIA08348:
Janus-Epimetheus Swing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Hyperion appears to tumble toward NASA's Cassini in this frame from a movie that shows variations in color across the moon's surface.
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Multicolor Hyperion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The bright crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus slides past distant Rhea in this mutual event, or occultation, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Enceladus Transits Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-15 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Prometheus slowly collides with the diffuse inner edge of Saturn's F ring in image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The oblong moon pulls a streamer of material from the ring and leaves behind a dark channel.
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Soft Collision Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera captured Saturn's moon Rhea as it gradually slipped into the planet's shadow, an event known as 'ingress,' on Aug. 19, 2008.
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Darkness Falls on Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Around the time of equinox, Epimetheus' shadow was cast on Saturn's rings rather than the planet in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Jan. 16, 2009.
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Moon Shadow in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-22 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Mimas' shadow traverses the sunlit side of Saturn's rings in this image and mosaic showcasing the unusual sights seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn as the planet approaches its August 2009 equinox.
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A Shadow's Traverse Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-22 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures the shadow of Saturn's moon Tethys as it seems to disappear as it crosses the planet's rings.
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Shadow from the Dark Side Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-22 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Part of the shadow of Saturn's moon Mimas appears as if it has been woven through the planet's rings in this unusual series of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Weaving a Shadow Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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As the moon Enceladus eclipses its neighbor Mimas, NASA's Cassini spacecraft records a scene possible only around the time of Saturn's approaching equinox.
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Eclipsing Mimas Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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An aurora, shining high above the northern part of Saturn, moves from the night side to the day side of the planet in this frame from a movie recorded by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Northern Aurora in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The small moon Janus overtakes the larger moon Rhea in a dance played out before Saturn and its rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
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Catching Big Sister Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Tethys is upstaged by two smaller moons, Pandora and Prometheus, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
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Moons in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A gaggle of moons parade around Saturn's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in which the large moon Rhea passes in front of the small moon Janus. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
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Moon Jumble Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Sunlight passing through the Cassini Division between Saturn's A and B rings sweeps across and illuminates the surface of the moon Janus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
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Ring Shadows on Janus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The small moon Mimas passes in front of the larger moon Rhea which is partly obscured by Saturn's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
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Before a Veiled Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image is part of a set of images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft showing a propeller-shaped structure created by a hidden, embedded moon moving through one of Saturn's rings. An animation is available at the Photojournal.
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Propeller Churns the A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image is from a simulation showing the changes to a portion of Saturn's F ring as the shepherding moon Prometheus swings by it. The animation uses data obtained by the imaging cameras aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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The Effect of Prometheus on the F Ring Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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While NASA's Cassini spacecraft was pointed to study Saturn's F ring, it happened to catch a globular star cluster passing through the camera's field of view. Animations are available at the Photojournal.
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Catching a Cluster of Stars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Clouds move above the large methane lakes and seas near the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Titan's Northern Polar Clouds Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Clouds move above Titan's large methane lakes and seas near the moon's north pole in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Methane clouds in the troposphere, the lowest part of the atmosphere, appear white here.
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Northern Clouds in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This image shows clouds in the mid-southern latitudes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, one of a series of images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few months after fall began in the southern hemisphere.
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Titan's Moving Mid-Latitude Clouds Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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These false-color mosaics from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the changing appearance of the huge storm that developed from a small spot in Saturn's northern hemisphere.
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Encircling a Giant Animation Icon
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These two false-color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show detailed patterns that change during one Saturn day within the huge storm in the planet's northern hemisphere.
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Churning Psychedelia Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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With kaleidoscopic forms and hues, these two false-color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the patterns that come and go in the course of one Saturn day within the huge storm in the planet's northern hemisphere.
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Kaleidoscopic Rainbows Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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One of the glittering trails caused by small objects punching through Saturn's F ring is highlighted in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These trails show how the F ring, the outermost of Saturn's main rings, is constantly changing.
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Glittering Trail in Saturn's F Ring Animation Icon
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In this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the gravitational pull of Saturn's moon Prometheus creates patterns in Saturn's F ring.
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F Ring Patterns Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This image from a movie captured by NASA'S Cassini spacecraft shows a south polar vortex, or shows a south polar vortex, or a swirling mass of gas around the pole in the atmosphere, at Saturn's moon Titan.
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Titan's South Polar Vortex in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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The Rose Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-01 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image when Dione was closer to its camera, making the moon appear much bigger than her larger sister moon, Rhea.
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Dione Dwarfing Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2016.
PIA21051:
Watching Summer Clouds on Titan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-28 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini gazed toward high southern latitudes near Saturn's south pole to observe ghostly curtains of dancing light, Saturn's southern auroras, or southern lights.
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Southern Auroras Over Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-04 Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a 'spacecraft's eye' view of Enceladus during Cassini's recent flyby on Aug. 1, 2017.
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Nevertheless, It Moves Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the last dedicated observation of the Enceladus plume, taken Aug. 28, 2017.
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Last Enceladus Plume Observation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's active, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus sinks behind the giant planet in a farewell portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view of Enceladus was taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017.
PIA21889:
Enceladus Setting Behind Saturn (Image & Movie)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-01 Moon Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie of the Moon was made from NASA's Cassini wide-angle camera as the spacecraft passed by the Moon on the way to its closest approach with Earth on August 17, 1999
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This fascinating movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the changing shapes of features in the outer haze layers of Titan's atmosphere.
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Titan's Shifting Hazes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie, shows Saturn's rotation in three different spectral filters, demonstrates NASA's Cassini spacecraft's ability to probe various levels within the planet's outer cloud layers.
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Three Views of Saturn (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Zooming in closer and closer, this frame from a movie chronicles NASA's Cassini spacecraft targeted flyby of Dione, with Saturn and its lovely rings forming a dramatic backdrop.
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Ice Moon Rendezvous Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The slim crescent of the moon Rhea glides silently onto the featureless, golden face of Saturn in this mesmerizing color movie. Images were acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera, at a distance close to 221,000 kilometers from Rhea.
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Rhea Transits Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A brilliant spot of sunlight, the opposition effect, travels outward across the rings as NASA's Cassini spacecraft orbits Saturn. This surge in ring brightness is created around the point directly opposite the Sun from the spacecraft.
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Surging Onward Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft stares deep into the swirling hurricane-like vortex at Saturn's south pole, where the vertical structure of the clouds is highlighted by shadows.
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Looking Saturn in the Eye Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie begins with a view of the sunlit side of the rings. As the spacecraft speeds from south to north, the rings appear to tilt downward and collapse to a thin plane.
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The Great Crossing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The 60th moon of Saturn reveals itself in a sequence of images. The series of images was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on May 30, 2007.
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Sixty for Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-15 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft sails low over the surface of Iapetus on approach to its close encounter with the enigmatic moon on Sept. 10, 2007.
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Flight over Iapetus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Dark spokes dance around Saturn's B ring in this series of movies comprised of images taken NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
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'Tis the Season for Spokes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini, made possible only as Saturn's north pole emerged from winter darkness, shows new details of a jet stream that follows a hexagon-shaped path and has long puzzled scientists.
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Spring Reveals Saturn's Hexagon Jet Stream Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie is one of many exposures taken by NASA's Cassnii spacecraft. Cassini stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25 to 27, 2016, to obtain exposures showing just over four Saturn days. A movie is available at the Photojournal.
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Staring at Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the view as Cassini swooped over Saturn during the first of its Grand Finale dives between the planet and its rings on April 26, 2017.
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Cassini's 'Porthole' Movie of Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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These natural color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft compare the appearance of Saturn's north-polar region in June 2013 and April 2017.
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Saturn's Hexagon as Summer Solstice Approaches Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This mosaic combines views captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as it made the first dive of the mission's Grand Finale on April 26, 2017, and shows details in bands and swirls in the atmosphere.
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Cassini "Noodle" Mosaic of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie shows how data from two different instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft can be combined to give an integrated view of Titan's surface.
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Comparing Notes on Titan -- Radar & Imaging Science Subsystem Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie shows a quick succession of multiple products of Titan's surface from NASA's Cassini orbiter and the European Space Agency's Huygens probe.
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Huygens Landing Site (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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This frame from a movie shows NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe approaching comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor in 2005.
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We're Going In! Animation Icon
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This image shows NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe approaching comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor on July 4, 2005. Animation available at the Photojournal.
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One-Way Trip to Tempel Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-11 Ring Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope finds a delicate flower in the Ring Nebula, as shown in this image. The outer shell of this planetary nebula looks surprisingly similar to the delicate petals of a camellia blossom.
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Ring Beholds a Delicate Flower Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-30 Carina Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
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These false-color image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the 'South Pillar' region of the star-forming region called the Carina Nebula.
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All Pillars Point to Eta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-16 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a galaxy that appears to be sizzling hot, with huge plumes of smoke swirling around it. The galaxy is known as Messier 82 or the 'Cigar galaxy.'
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Smokin' Hot Galaxy (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-05 Messier 31 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image shows the Andromeda galaxy, first as seen in visible light by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, then as seen in infrared by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-15 Orion Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, 1,450 light-years from Earth. The nebula is close enough to appear to the naked eye as a fuzzy star in the sword of the constellation.
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The Sword of Orion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-26 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows the explosion of a massive star, the remains of which are named Cassiopeia A. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that the star exploded with some degree of order.
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Order Amidst Chaos of Star's Explosion (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-18 Rosette Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is of the Rosette nebula, a turbulent star-forming region located 5,000 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros.
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Infrared Rose Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-09 HD 189733b Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image shows the first-ever map of the surface of an exoplanet, or a planet beyond our solar system. Showing temperature variations across the cloudy tops of a gas giant called HD 189733b, the infrared data is taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
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First Map of Alien World (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-09 HD 189733b Spitzer Space Telescope
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Scientists using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope were able to create the first-ever map of the surface of a planet beyond our solar system. The planet, a hot and cloudy gas giant is called HD 189733b.
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How to Map a Very Faraway Planet (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-29 L1157 Spitzer Space Telescope
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A rare, infrared view of a developing star and its flaring jets taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows us what our own solar system might have looked like billions of years ago.
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Baby Picture of our Solar System Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a computer simulation of the planet HD 80606b from an observer located at a point in space lying between the Earth and the HD 80606 system.
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Tour of Planet with Extreme Temperature Swings Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-04 Messier 104 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope set its infrared eyes on one of the most famous objects in the sky, Messier 104, also called the Sombrero galaxy.
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Spitzer Spies Spectacular Sombrero Animation Icon
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